Field Guide to the Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa by Bruce Cairncross
Southern Africa is home to many spectacular examples of rocks and minerals. Volcanic lavas make up the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range. Granite mountains form stunning scenery in Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Some of the most ancient more than 3000 million year-old rocks on Earth are found on the subcontinent. The region includes many important and interesting minerals and a wide array of beautiful gemstones such as diamonds from South Africa, emeralds from Zimbabwe, and tourmalines from Namibia.
Field Guide to Rocks and minerals is the first definitive field guide to document common, rare and unusual rocks and minerals of Southern Africa. It covers Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Southern Mozambique. Supported by more than 500 full colour photographs, the text describes in detail a wide range of the region's common and attractive rocks and minerals.
Authoritative user-friendly information is enlivened with box and panel features. It is an ideal reference for mineral collectors, geologists, gemmologists, and students with an interest in the natural environment.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 148 x 210 x 21.84mm | 640g
- Over 500 full-colour photographs